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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. The original Middle English text as edited by A.C. Cawley, and a modern verse translation, with an introduction, by James Rosenberg. Illustrated by Cyril Satorsky.
New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1971. 101p, illustrations. 32cm. Designed by Frank Lieberman. Illustrations by Cyril Satorsky with "resist" drawings and sepia line drawings. Calligraphy by Frank Lieberman. The original text set on monotype Goudy "30," the translation in monotype Poliphilus. Printed Printed by Meriden Gravure Company on Curtis light tan Arak watermarked rag paper. Bound by Tapley-Rutter Company in full natural Irish coarse linen, gold stamped with decorations by Ismar David. In an edition of 1500 copies, this is copy 1269/1500 signed by Cyril Satorsky. Brown paperboard slipcase with paper title label. Monthly newsletter and prospectus laid-in. Bookplate on front cover pastedown. Slipcase back panel faded. A fine copy in a very good slipcase. LEC 442.
Item #17599
Price: $125.00
The Threepenny Opera. In the English version by Desemond Vesey, With the English lyrics and a new introduction by Eric Bentley. Illustrations and an original lithograph by Jack Levine.
New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1982. Original lithograph frontispiece, 155p, illustrations. 30cm. Design and typography by Howard I. Gralla. Composed in Monotype Walbaum by Michael & Winifred Bixler. Printed by Daniel Kelcher at the Wild Carrot Letterpress on white Mohawk Superfine. Bound by A. Horowitz & Sons in full black natural finish linen stamped in gold with a Levine vignette; title in gilt on the spine. Black paper board slipcase with gilt title on the spine. News letter laid in. In an edition of 2000 copies, this is copy 446/2000 signed by Winifred Bixler and Jack Levine. Bookplate on front cover pastedown. Short scratch on slipcase. A fine copy in a near fine slipcase. LEC 529.
Item #17589
Price: $100.00
The Sea Around Us. With an introduction by Maitland A. Edey. Illustrated with photographs by Alfred Eisenstaedt.
New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1980. Frontis, 252p, illustrations. 26cm. Designed by Philip Grushkin. Color photographs printed by the Princeton Polychrome Press. Set in monotype Van Dijck and Perpetua Titling and printed by the Crimson Printing Company on off white Mohawk eggshell paper. Bound by A. Horowitz & Sons in full deep blue buckram, spine stamped in gold, blind stamped overall wave design by Deborah M. Evetts; blue top edge. Blue paperboard slipcase with title label on the back panel. In an edition of 2000 copies this is copy 446/2000 signed by Alfred Eisenstaedt. Monthly newsletter laid in. Bookplate on verso of front free endpaper. Back panel of slipcase faded. A fine copy in a very good slipcase. LEC 515.
Item #17522
Price: $150.00
The Bridge. With an introduction by Malcolm Cowley and photographs by Richard Benson.
New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1981. Frontispiece, 70p, illustrations. 31cm. Designed by Stephen Stinehour. Photographs printed by Meriden Gravure. Set in monotype Dante and printed by Michael & Winfred Bixler on soft white Mohawk smooth wove paper. Bound by the Stinehour Press in silver gray Dutch natural finish cloth, stamped in dark blue on the spine and in blind on the front cover; paste paper end leaves printed in deep blue, designed by Carol Blinn; design repeated on paperboard slipcase. In an edition of 2000 copies this is copy 446/2000 signed by Richard Benson. Monthly news letter laid in. Bookplate on front cover paste down with US Postal commemorative stamp of the Brooklyn Bridge pasted beside it. A fine copy in a near fine slipcase. LEC 520.
Item #17532
Price: $250.00
A Raw Youth. Translated by Constance Garnett with an introduction by Konstantin Mochulsky and illustrated with wood engravings by Fritz Eichenberg. [2 volumes]
Verona: Printed for Members of The Limited Editions Club at the Stamperia Valdonega, 1974. 514p, illustrations. 29cm. Designed by Martino Mardersteig. Set in monotype Bembo and printed at the Stamperia Valdonega on Cartiere Enrico Magnani paper and bound in full fine texture, silk finish, gray green cloth stamped in dark green and gold. In an edition of 2000 copies, this is copy 837/2000 signed by Fritz Eichenberg. Green paperboard slipcase with paper title label on the back panel. Bookplate on front cover pastedowns. Back panel of slipcase slightly faded. Fine copies in a near fine slipcase. LEC 482.
Item #17603
Price: $125.00
The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild. With illustrations by T. M. Cleland & an introduction by Louis Kornenberger.
New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1943. Colorful illustrated double title page, 231p, illustrations. 26cm. One of 15 presentation copies, out of series, initialed, T.M.C, and signed by T. M. Cleland on the colophon. Publisher's embossed seal on the colophon. Designed and illustrated by T. M. Cleland. Blue cloth back and patterned paper boards with paper title label on the spine; slipcase. Bookplate on the front cover pastedown. A fine copy in a very good slipcase. [LEC: 145].
Item #18472
Price: $300.00
The Circus of Dr. Lao. With an introduction by Edward Hoagland. Relief etchings by Claire Van Vliet.
New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1982. 123p, illustrations. 31cm. Designed by Claire Van Vliet at the Janus Press. Set in Monotype Platin Printed at the Stinehour Press on deep ivory Mohawk smooth paper. Bound by the Stinehour Press in full Lee/Jofa cotton in the multicolor Thebes pattern designed by Susan Thatcher. Slipcase of orange cloth sides, title in black on the back panel. In an edition of 2000 copies, this is copy 446/2000 signed by Claire Van Vliet. With an original woodcut by Claire Van Vliet of the Hound of the Hedges (one of the mythical beasts in the Circus of Dr. Lao) printed in an edition of 2000 copies for the Season's Greetings to Friends of the Club card, tipped in on the front free endpaper. Monthly newsletter laid in. Bookplate on front cover pastedown. Few spots, slight soiling of slipcase. A fine copy in a very good slipcase. LEC 528.
Item #17593
Price: $125.00
Salammbo. With an introduction by Justin O'Brien. Illustrated by Edward Bawden.
Cambridge: University Press of Cambridge for Members of The Limited Editions Club, 1960. 316p, illustrations. 29cm. Designed by John Dryfus. Set in monotype Barbou and printed by the Press on Abbey Mills Chariot paper. Bound by the Press in ivory buckram with guilloche design stamped on the spine; top edge light brow; slipcase of matching patterned paper sides and title on the back pane. In an edition of 1500 copies this is copy 44/1500 signed by Edward Bawden. Bookplate on front cover paste down; spine slightly darkened. Slipcase faded, rubbed. A near fine copy in a very good slipcase. LEC 309.
Item #17523
Price: $125.00
Volpone, or The Fox. With a new introduction by Louis Kronenberger and illustrations by Rene Ben Sussan.
Oxford: Printed for the Members of the Limited Editions Club. 1952. xxv, [1], 574p, illustrations. 30cm. Designed by Francis Meynell. The illustrations had colored by Maurice Beaufume. Handset in Fell types and printed by the Oxford University Press on William Nash special paper. Bound by the Press in half sanguine buckram, gold stamped, with decorated ivory buckram sides; brown jacket; matching patterned paper slipcase with paper tile label on the back panel. In an edition of 1500 this is copy 574/1500 signed by Ben Sussan. Bookplate on front cover paste down. Back panel of slipcase faded. A fine copy in a near fine slipcase. LEC 236.
Item #17528
Price: $135.00
An Iceland Fisherman. Translated form the French by Guy Endore, illustrated with lithographs by Yngve Berg.
Stockholm: P. A. Norstedt & Soner for The Limited Editions Club, 1931. 207p, illustrations. 28cm. Designed by Jakke Kumlien. Set in monotype Cochin on Van Gelder hand-made paper. Bound in half white canvas, stamped green and gold, lithographed sides; green title label in gilt on the spine; top edge gilt. Brown paperboard slipcase with paper title label. In an edition of 1500 copies, this is copy 1067/1500 signed by Yngve Berg. Bookplate on front cover pastedown. Slipcase edges slightly faded, rubbed, corners slightly skinned, chipped. A fine copy in a good slipcase. LEC 21.
Item #17590
Price: $100.00
Carmen. With an introduction by Konrad Bercovic. Illustrated with lithographs in color by Jean Charlot. The translation by Lady Mary Lloyd.
New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1941. Frontis, 143p, illustrations. 28cm. Lithographs printed by Albert Carmen. Designed and printed by Aldus Printers; set in linotype Bodoni and printed on Worthy special paper. Bound by Russell-Rutter Company in half olive buckram with silk sides hand blocked in colors, stamped in red; speckled top edge. In an edition of 1500 copies, this is copy 1416/1500 signed by Jean Charlot. Green paper board slipcase. Bookplate on the front cover pastedown. Spine faded. Slipcase faded, taped. A near fine copy in a fair slipcase. LEC124.
Item #17529
Price: $250.00
Anna Karenina. Translated by Constance Garnett. The text edited and revised by Gustavus Spett and the translation revised by Bernard Guilbert Guerney. Illustrated with lithographs by Barnett Freedman. Introduction by Lionel Trilling. [2 volumes]
Cambridge: Printed for Members of The Limited Editions Club at the University Press, 1951. 935p, illustrations. 23cm. Designed by John Dreyfus. Lithographs by Barnett Freedman pulled at the Curwen Press. Set in monotype Ehrhardt and printed on British wove paper by the Cambridge University Press; bound in patterned cloth with illustrations by Constance Garnett on the front covers and endpapers; top edge gilt. In an edition of 1500 copies, this is copy 503/1500 signed by Barnett Freedman. Red paperboard slipcase with paper title label on the back panel. Monthly newsletter and prospectus with original envelope laid in. Bookplate on verso of half title pages with neat signature of prior owner; penciled note on the last page of text. Back panel of slipcase slightly faded, sides stained. Near fine copies in a good slipcase. LEC 213.
Item #17604
Price: $300.00
Our Town: A Play in Three Acts. With an introduction by Brooks Atkinson and illustrations by Robert J. Lee.
Avon, CT: The Limited Editions Club, 1974. 132p, illustrations. 30cm. Designed by Adrian Wilson. Illustrations printed by Holyoke Lithograph Company. Set in monotype Van Dyck and printed by Meriden Gravure on Curtis Arak cream white antique rag paper. Bound by Tapley-Rutter Company in full brown corduroy with an oval red leather spine label stamped in gilt; slipcase reddish paper sides with the title on the back panel. In an edition of 2000 copies this is copy 1063/2000 signed by Thornton Wilder and Robert J. Lee. Bookplate on verso of front free endpaper. Slipcase back panel faded. A fine copy in a near fine slipcase. LEC 481.
Item #17534
Price: $300.00
A Streetcar Named Desire. With a foreword by Jessica Tandy and an introduction by the author. Illustrated by Al Hirschfeld. Tennessee Williams.
A Streetcar Named Desire. With a foreword by Jessica Tandy and an introduction by the author. Illustrated by Al Hirschfeld.
New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1982. Original lithograph by Al Hirschfeld for the frontispiece, unpaged, illustrations. 32cm. Designed by Gabriel Rummonds. Lithograph printed by Emiliano Sorini, drawings printed in two colors by Wild Carrot Letterpress. Set in monotype New Times Roman and printed by Wild Carrot Letterpress on soft white Mohawk eggshell wove paper. Bound by Robert A. Burlen and Sons with the spine in burgundy aniline leather and the sides covered with Clarence House cloth hand patterned in thirteen colors with the Chequred Lady pattern by Kazumi Oshida. Gray paperboard slipcase with titling in silver on the back panel. In an edition of 2000 copies this is copy 446/2000 signed by Al Hirschfeld. Monthly Letter laid in. Bookplate on front cover paste down. Edges, back panel and sides faded. A fine copy in a very good slipcase. LEC 531.
Item #17525
Price: $200.00